Accession Number : AD1031333

Title :   They Have Not Yet Begun to Fight: Women in the United States Navy Submarine Fleet

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Meyer,Joshua A

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Report Date : 11 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In 2010, the United States Navy allowed the first women to serve on submarines. Since then, officer and enlisted female Sailors have slowly been integrated into the submarine fleet under the watchful eye of Navy leadership. While success and failure have characterized the last six years of their advancement, important lessons can be learned from U.S. Navy history, recent U.S. Army integration techniques, and other nation's integration of women into traditional all-male submarine forces. The inclusion of women throughout U.S. Naval history has seen challenge but never failure, and the same will apply as the Silent Service adapts to include women in all submariner roles.

Descriptors :   submarines , training , women , education , navy

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE